Second beachresort of The Netherlands.
Nowadays Zandvoort is the second beach resort of the Netherlands, located right on the coast with a nine kilometers long beach with a width of one hundred meters. On the north side Zandvoort is adjacent to Bloemendaal and on the south side to Noordwijk. The boulevard is almost six kilometers long and is the perfect place for comfortable strolling. The pride of the village is of course the beach.
Everywhere on the beach you can stake out a spot on the sand for free but why not enjoy the comfort of our beach clubs. These are wood pavilions that run along the shore with enclosed restaurants, outdoor patios, and rows of chaises longues for sunbathing. These beach clubs open early each morning, close at midnight, and are in service from March until September. However Zandvoort does have a beach club “Take Five” that is open all year. Each beach club offers a distinct personality and food (from breakfast to diner) with themes ranging.
The unclothed head to one of the 6 nudist beach clubs on the “Naaktstrand”, about 20 minutes walk south of the main beach (to the left when facing the water).
Since May 2004 the Blue Flag flies again at Zandvoort. This flag is the symbol for clean and safe beaches. Zandvoort has to meet a large number of criteria. These include the quality of bathing water, good facilities, the presence of first-aid post and rescue equipment and facilities for the disabled.
Zandvoort offers a lot of facilities for water sports as well. From wake boarders to kite surfers. You can safely kite surf in Zandvoort. On the beach there are three places where you can officially rent and sail; Beach Club “Riche” and “The Spot” both on North Beach as well on the South Beach around the water sport association and the rescue squad. All the spots are marked with signs. These will be moved during low- and high tide.
Zandvoort Rescue Squad
The Zandvoort Rescue Squad protects seaside visitors. The squad is on duty in summer and on call in the winter months. The Zandvoort Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization and has 450 members, 80 of whom are active in beach surveillance. All lifeguards are trained and have a variety of equipment at their disposal. For instance, the Zandvoort Rescue Squad has a total of 11 boats. The lifeguards are divided over two beach surveillance posts: Rescue Post Ernst Brokmeier ‘Zuid’ located on Paulus Loot Boulevard and Rescue Post Piet Oud ‘Noord’ on Barnaart Boulevard.
Dogs are allowed on the whole beach, 24 hours from 1st of October till 15th of April.
From the 15th of April till the 1st of October dogs are not allowed on the beach between 09.00 hours and 19.00 hours. Between 19.00 hours and 09.00 hours dogs are allowed on the beach but they need to be on a leash.
Beach wheelchairs can be rented from the 1st of April till the 1st of October at:
Take Five aan Zee, Beach Club nr. 5 tel. 023 - 571 61 19
Jeroen, Beach Club nr. 20 tel. 023 – 571 69 94
Strand-Noord, Beach Club nr. 26 tel. 023 - 571 58 48
We recommend you to make your reservation up front.
First Aid Post
Medical assistance is available on the beach during the summer months. The Beach First Aid Post ‘De Rotonde’ is open from 10.00 to 18.00 hours. The post is centrally located at the beach exit Badhuisplein, between beach club 9 and 10. First aid assistance and information about other emergency services will be given to you. This location also has a lost children post.